Internet Naturalist – October 20, 2014

  • Groups Sue Over U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service's Refusal To Provide Wolverine With Endangered Species Act Protection | National Parks Traveler 101414
    Whether climate change is adversely impacting wolverines, something the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes is uncertain, is being challenged by a coalition of conservation groups that is suing the agency to provide Endangered Species Act protection to the small carnivores. | Earlier this year Noreen Walsh, director of the agency’s Mountain-Prairie Region, which includes Wyoming and Montana, decided there wasn’t enough evidence to demonstrate climate change was adversely affecting the species, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. That development led other biologists outside Fish and Wildlife to speculate that politics, not science, had forced that decision. | On Monday eight conservation groups announced they would challenge that decision in court.
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